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Brumbies skipper Mowen sees positives after loss

Tawera Kerr-Barlow of the Chiefs tackles Ben Mowen

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Article Published: Friday 16 March 2012|

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen said that there were pleasing aspects in the Brumbies game after they lost 29-22 to the Chiefs in Tauranga.

The Brumbies looked to have secured a 22-all draw in the last five minutes of the match but allowed the Chiefs to score a converted try in the corner handing victory to their opponents and their first loss of the season.

Mowen said after the match that he felt they were a little unlucky to have lost at the death.

"It was a little bit disappointing in the end but I think some of the things we did in the game, our carry and our defence, was consistent which is what we were chasing," said Mowen.

"There's a really good mentality underlining what we're trying to do here and that's good."

"We were a little bit unlucky in the end but there were some positives there and some things to work on."

A slightly happier Chiefs captain Craig Clarke was relieved to have secured the victory as they have a bye next week which will give them time to heal their wounded players.

"I don't know if it was an outstanding game," Clarke said.

"We struggled a bit and we were going backwards a fair bit of the time but we showed a bit of character and a bit of fight and that got us through. "

"The Brumbies were up in our face, their defence was good and we were struggling to get go forward."

While the Chiefs have a bye next week the Brumbies will host the Highlanders at Canberra Stadium on Saturday.

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